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'Postcards From Home' Café

'Postcards From Home' Café

Thu 14 November 2019 16:00-17:00

E22 Main Lecture Theatre, ECA




Do you feel homesick, have you ever felt homesick? If so, you are not alone!


Homesickness is one of the most common experiences for students in the UK. Some people feel homesick when they first arrive at university while for others it might occur at unexpected moments. Homesickness can be fleeting and temporary or a feeling that is hard to shake off.


The Postcards from Home café provides a space to come and talk about your experiences of homesickness with fellow students and to share strategies that have helped. You are invited to bring a postcard or image of home – or something that represents home for you – as a starting point for discussion. What do you miss about ‘home’ and how do you create a sense of home for yourself here in Edinburgh?


The sessions will be relaxed and informal, with tea, coffee and other refreshments, and at the end we will pull together all our ideas for overcoming homesickness. There will also be information about the support services available at the university.


Free event. Everyone welcome!